Book Description

First edition. "With 80 illustrations". Light rubbing to extremities and spine-ends; neat ink name on ffep. Mild foxing to end-papers. A clean, tight copy with bright gilt lettering on front cover and spine.
Dealer Notes
Published as part of the Contemporary Science Series, edited by Havelock Ellis, this is a study of eight individual earthquakes from the second half of the 19th century, "... giving brief, though detailed, accounts of individual earthquakes rather than a discussion of the phenomena and distribution of earthquakes in general." Davison, a mathematician and noted early seismologist, regularly published similar pieces in general scientific and geological journals.
Author Charles Davison
Date 1905
Binding Publisher's original maroon cloth.
Publisher Walter Scott: London and Newcastle-on-Tyne
Condition Near fine
Pages 355 + 24 pp. publisher's ads at rear

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